Professor Branimir Anić, MD, PhD is a consultant in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology and the head of the Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at the Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine University Hospital Centre Zagreb. Prof. Anić is the chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, as well as the President of the Croatian Society for Rheumatology. His research is focused on the epidemiology, classification and definition of the disease in patients with SLE. Professor Anić is the founder and main coordinator of the database of SLE patients administered at his Division. His professional interest is also administration of biologic drugs in patients with inflammatory rheumatic diseases. He published more than 100 of papers in indexed journals. Prof. Anić is member of editorial board of Liječnički vjesnik since 1994, and editor in chief since 2005.